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Mary Hyde_Low Tide Under the Footbridge, Staithes_Spring Winner 2022

VAS Spring Select Exhibition 2022

9 Sep 2022 - 26 Sep 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

One of three Select Exhibitions held each year by VAS. Votes cast by exhibiting artists are used to decide the list of candidates for the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award exhibition. The Spring Exhibition features the Gordon Moffatt AM Spring Prizes for: 1st prize, $400. 2nd prize, $250. 3rd prize $100. And the VAS Council Sculpture prizes for: Sculpture 1st prize, $150. Sculpture 2nd prize, $100.

VAS En Plein Air Exhibition 2022

25 Aug 2022 - 5 Sep 2022

Cato Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the spirit of plein air artists; featuring works painted outdoors.
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VAS Portrait Exhibition 2022

12 Aug 2022 - 22 Aug 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

This annual exhibition, featuring the Nada Hunter Portraiture Award celebrates portraiture in all genres. An inspiring array of talent by some of Victoria’s emerging and established artists skillfully capturing the human spirit. The Nada Hunter Prizes are for: 1st prize, $1000. 2nd prize, $200. 3rd prize $150.
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VAS 'OUR MELBOURNE' EXHIBITION 2022

1 Jun 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

VAS Foyer

Celebrate your city in an exhibition featuring the iconic architecture, lively markets and beautiful natural and human environments of Melbourne.
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VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2022

8 Jul 2022 - 25 Jul 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

One of three Select Exhibitions held each year by VAS. Votes cast by exhibiting artists are used to decide the list of candidates for the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award exhibition. The Winter Exhibition features prizes of Senior Art Supplies vouchers to the value of: 1st prize, $600. 2nd prize, $150. 3rd prize $100. Sculpture prize, $150.
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Wayne Leslie—An Affair of the Art

30 Jun 2022 - 4 Jul 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

An exhibition of Australian Tonalist works from the collection of Wayne Leslie.
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Laurence Scott Pendlebury Reflective Exhibition—It's our Society, let's Keep it Open

1 Jun 2022 - 29 Jun 2022

Mackley Members' Room

This reflective exhibition offers a glimpse of the Victorian Artists Society as it was in the early 1960s, from the perspective of then VAS President Laurence Scott Pendlebury—artist and teacher.
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Pauline Mathrick—Unearthed

8 Jun 2022 - 27 Jun 2022

Frater & McCubbin Galleries

Slow Paintings of Central Victoria by Pauline Mathrick.
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Jocelyn Turner—Ophelia’s Garden

15 Jun 2022 - 27 Jun 2022

Cato Gallery

Ophelia’s Garden is a series of photographic still-life artworks created underwater using flowers grown and foraged by the artist. The works were inspired by Shakespeare’s words and the classic Pre-Raphaelite paintings of Ophelia and explore themes of loss, love, beauty and freedom.
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Deny Christian—Life Harvest

2 Jun 2022 - 14 Jun 2022

Cato Gallery

This is the first exhibition by Deny Christian at the VAS, after a long and distinguished career in portraiture, and more recently in still life.
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Kristan Oud—Summer Sunset

2 May 2022 - 30 May 2022

Mackley Members Room

In 2022 I fell in love with the beach, it became my muse with shades of aqua capturing my imagination. I took my sketchpad with me everywhere and captured the moods and moments of summer.
Paul Laspagis_The Defiance of Nature_Winner Autumn Exhibition 2022

VAS Autumn Select Exhibition 2022

9 Apr 2022 - 2 May 2022

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

One of three Select Exhibitions held each year by VAS. Votes cast by exhibiting artists are used to decide the list of candidates for the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award exhibition. The Autumn exhibition features the Mackley Prize for $2000 and the VAS Sculpture Prize.
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VAS Teachers' Exhibition 2022

8 Feb 2022 - 10 Apr 2022

VAS Foyer

This exhibition showcases the immense talents of the VAS teachers who work and educate in a range of mediums, including watercolour, oil, pastel and drawing.

VAS 'One out of the Box' Popup Exhibition

17 Mar 2022 - 4 Apr 2022

Cato Gallery

An exhibition emphasising smaller works and media that can get overlooked or overshadowed, including Drawing, Inks, Printmaking, Pastel, Digital, Collage, Mixed media and Sculpture.
Brock Q Piper, The Hypnotist, Contemporary Exhibition WINNER 2021

VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2022

4 Mar 2022 - 21 Mar 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

In this exhibition artists are asked to explore subjects from a modern perspective, challenging themselves creatively. Digital Works included. The VAS Contemporary Exhibition is sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.
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VAS Young Artists Exhibition 2022

16 Feb 2022 - 1 Mar 2022

Cato Gallery

This pop-up exhibition celebrates the talent of the young artists of the Victorian Artists Society.

VAS Councillors' Exhibition 2022

16 Feb 2022 - 28 Feb 2022

Mackley Members' Room

A pop-up exhibition featuring artworks by Members of the VAS Council.
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VAS Summer Exhibition 2022

12 Feb 2022 - 28 Feb 2022

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

This is the first VAS exhibition of 2022. We look forward to welcoming members and visitors back to our galleries with a celebration of summer.
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VAS Norma Bull Scholarship Award Exhibition 2021

10 Nov 2021 - 15 Dec 2021

VAS Foyer

This is a biennial award which aims to encourage students of all ages to advance in the naturalistic style of portraiture. The 2021 scholarship is for $5000, going towards the acquisition of the winning artwork by the Victorian Artists Society, which will enable the winning artist to further progress their painting practice.
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VAS Little Treasures 2021

19 Nov 2021 - 7 Dec 2021

Cato Gallery

The annual Little Treasures exhibition features a large variety of small artworks, showcasing the many talents of our artists. For sale prices of $250 and under.
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VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year 2021

12 Nov 2021 - 29 Nov 2021

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

This impressive exhibition features artworks by select Victorian Artists Society artists, who have been invited to participate after receiving the highest number of votes from their peers.  This is a prestigious award and much sort after.

VAS 'OUR MELBOURNE' EXHIBITION

16 Jul 2021 - 17 Nov 2021

Cato Gallery

Celebrate your city in an exhibition featuring the iconic architecture, lively markets and beautiful natural and human environments of Melbourne.
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VAS 'Art Alive' Online Exhibition 2021

5 Nov 2021 - 16 Nov 2021

Online Exhibition

Art Alive is bursting with colour, creativity and vibrancy, showcasing the work our members have been creating from home.
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VAS 'A Quiet Life' Online Exhibition 2021

22 Sep 2021 - 4 Nov 2021

Online Exhibition

This exhibition features a diverse range of still life works, floral paintings and interiors by members of the Victorian Artists Society.
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VAS 'Nature's Way' Online Exhibition 2021

15 Oct 2021 - 4 Nov 2021

Online Exhibition

Landscape, seascape and plein air paintings and sculptures by VAS members.

VAS Portrait Exhibition 2021

18 Aug 2021 - 14 Oct 2021

Online Exhibition

This annual exhibition features portraiture in all genres. A talented selection of Victoria’s emerging and established artists skillfully capture the human spirit. This is an online exhibition celebrating humanity from lockdown.
Lukas Ryan_Sunrise, Yarra Valley

VAS Art School & Tutor Exhibition 2021

16 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

This exhibition showcases the range of artistic practices and mediums that are taught at the VAS Art School. Encompassing oil, watercolour, pastel, drawing, acrylic, gouache and sculpture, both students and teachers works on show will reveal the diversity and creativity within the school.
Ray Hewitt FVAS_For a Morning Paddle_Winner 2021

VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2021

18 Jun 2021 - 28 Jun 2021

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

One of three Select Exhibitions held each year by VAS. Votes cast by exhibiting artists are used to decide the list of candidates for the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award exhibition. The Winter Exhibition features the Senior Art Supplies Prize, for $1000 of Senior Art Supplies.
Gwendoline Krumins—Senescence, Oil, $4000_Winner 2021

VAS Autumn Select Exhibition 2021

7 May 2021 - 16 Jun 2021

Frater, McCubbin & Hammond Galleries

One of three Select Exhibitions held each year by VAS. Votes cast by exhibiting artists are used to decide the list of candidates for the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award exhibition. The Autumn exhibition features the President's Prize for $2000 and the VAS Council Sculpture Prize.
2018 Maritime Winner -Thomas Somerscales Trophy - Ted Dansey - Splitsail Barges, watercolour

VAS Maritime Exhibition 2021

16 Apr 2021 - 3 May 2021
This exhibition features artworks including tall ships, peaceful beach scenes and the ever changing moods of the ocean. The Thomas Somerscales Trophy is presented at the official opening of the Maritime Exhibition to the winning artist.

Acknowledgment of traditional owners.

We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.